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Old 13-10-2011, 11:33
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Morning all,

does anyone know the tune from the trailer for top boy?

http://www.killerhiphop.com/tv-trail...kano-scorcher/

cheers
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Old 13-10-2011, 16:09
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Mis-read this at first and thought it was a new reality show with Sinitta
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Old 14-10-2011, 22:51
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Morning all,

does anyone know the tune from the trailer for top boy?

http://www.killerhiphop.com/tv-trail...kano-scorcher/

cheers
I'd also be interested in finding out this. Thanks.
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Old 14-10-2011, 23:02
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I have just done a bit of searching and here it is on YouTube including download link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNGfso7vz4
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Old 31-10-2011, 13:51
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This got pretty much universal praise form the panel on The Review Show the other night, bit of a rarity - so expecting it to be pretty good.
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Old 31-10-2011, 22:17
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Ah man, this is bleak. I hate seeing Hackney always being portrayed in such a negative light
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Old 31-10-2011, 22:27
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Ah man, this is bleak. I hate seeing Hackney always being portrayed in such a negative light

Got mugged at knifepoint by a gang of feral yoofs in Hackney so I donít need no TV show to make my mind up about the place!
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Old 31-10-2011, 23:23
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Wasn't bad at all, I enjoyed watching it and will be interested to see how to story pans out.

Much better representation of the streets than the past usual ghetto stories / films from the UK.
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Old 01-11-2011, 00:12
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Watched the first few minutes then got turned off when they chopped off his fingers. Yes i know it's not real but i knew this wasn't for me when i tuned in.
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Old 01-11-2011, 00:21
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Obvious Wire inspiration but that's no bad thing. Great first show. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Kano is stealing the show at the moment. Praying it doesn't fall foul to the cliche trap.
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Old 01-11-2011, 14:41
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This got pretty much universal praise form the panel on The Review Show the other night, bit of a rarity - so expecting it to be pretty good.
I doubt the sort of person who appears on The Review Show has had much interaction with the sort of person who appears in Top Boy unless the former were after a certain 'pick me up'.
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Old 01-11-2011, 15:21
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Got mugged at knifepoint by a gang of feral yoofs in Hackney so I donít need no TV show to make my mind up about the place!
Amen, I live in Hackney and it's a sh!thole, so watching these vile scum on TV holds no interest for me, I can just step outside my front door. What annoys me more is the people who don't want Hackney to be shown in a negative light, as if this kind of thing doesn't happen here and everything is positive and wonderful, what a joke, when it probably does happen more than anywhere else in the country.
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Old 01-11-2011, 17:25
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Obvious Wire inspiration but that's no bad thing. Great first show. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Kano is stealing the show at the moment. Praying it doesn't fall foul to the cliche trap.
Wasn't bad at all, I enjoyed watching it and will be interested to see how to story pans out.

Much better representation of the streets than the past usual ghetto stories / films from the UK.
I'm loving it! (Chopped off fingers an' all ).
Very gritty and totally believable.
And yes, Kano is stealing the show!
Can't wait for tonight's episode.
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Old 01-11-2011, 17:44
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Amen, I live in Hackney and it's a sh!thole, so watching these vile scum on TV holds no interest for me, I can just step outside my front door. What annoys me more is the people who don't want Hackney to be shown in a negative light, as if this kind of thing doesn't happen here and everything is positive and wonderful, what a joke, when it probably does happen more than anywhere else in the country.
I also live in Hackney and I strongly disagree with you. Of course bad things happen here, and I don't have a problem with Top Boy as such (although I thought it was depressing), but I find it annoying that Hackney is ONLY ever shown in a negative light. I honestly don't think I've ever seen anything positive about the borough on TV! I don't want to get into an argument about the good points and bad points, as it's off topic, but I think that there are plenty of good things about Hackney.
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Old 01-11-2011, 18:37
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I also live in Hackney and I strongly disagree with you. Of course bad things happen here, and I don't have a problem with Top Boy as such (although I thought it was depressing), but I find it annoying that Hackney is ONLY ever shown in a negative light. I honestly don't think I've ever seen anything positive about the borough on TV! I don't want to get into an argument about the good points and bad points, as it's off topic, but I think that there are plenty of good things about Hackney.
Aside from the Ocean and Empire and the ability to get decent jerk chicken, I cannot think of any other redeeming features about Hackney. People are visibly tooled up and speeding around on pedal bikes with their faces covered up like the populace of the City is filled with suits, ties and pencil skirts. Plenty of good things? Well, if you consider the ability to obtain a gun for under £300 quid a good thing, then maybe so. Otherwise, Hackney is largely a dangerous shithole where you're likely to get robbed if you stay around too long and aren't known in the area.
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Old 01-11-2011, 19:42
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I think we'll just have to accept that we disagree. Superbeast, I'm not sure how long it is since you've been to Hackney, but Ocean closed years ago and is now the Hackney Picturehouse (an independent cinema, just opened).

I'm not going to deny that there are bad elements, and of course it depends on your age and where exactly you live, but if everyone took such a negative attitude then nowhere would ever improve.
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Old 01-11-2011, 20:26
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This got pretty much universal praise form the panel on The Review Show the other night, bit of a rarity - so expecting it to be pretty good.
Yes but the people on there are generally middle-class white Guardian reader types who are sh*t scared of being labled a racist is they dare critisise a show with such a large black cast.
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Old 01-11-2011, 20:30
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I think we'll just have to accept that we disagree. Superbeast, I'm not sure how long it is since you've been to Hackney, but Ocean closed years ago and is now the Hackney Picturehouse (an independent cinema, just opened).

I'm not going to deny that there are bad elements, and of course it depends on your age and where exactly you live, but if everyone took such a negative attitude then nowhere would ever improve.
Last time I was in the area was May to help someone move out. Unsurprisingly, compared to the West End I only go to Hackney if I have to since I don't actually like having to keep an eye out for literally everything from the bikes to the corner boys to the pickpockets/dealers at the traffic lights.

As for nowhere will improve due to negative attitudes... some places you can throw money at but if they people are more likely to kick over, set light to or graffiti the facilities afforded to them, you can't be surprised if the purse strings tighten and little more is afford to the area. You can't keep tossing pearls to swine endlessly. Hell, most club set up just turn into meeting points for dealers to operate from so the average person doesn't want to go if they expect to be mean mugged and robbed when they go to the lavs.
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Old 01-11-2011, 20:54
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I find your opinions deeply depressing, Superbeast. Here's a fact for you Ė over the last few years, Hackney's schools have been the most improved in the entire UK.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a discussion of Top Boy, not a slanging match about Hackney. I'm not going to say any more on the subject because I'm not going to watch the rest of the series.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:14
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I'm really enjoying this. It's gritty and dramatic but it seems so real, at times I was nearly tears. My friend said that apparently some of the actors in this are actually not professional actors, and were cast from ordinary people who had some involvement in this kind of lifestyle. Does anyone know if that's correct?

I seem to remember there's been some criticism of the series for glamorising the violence/drugdealing associated with 'street life'. On watching the two episodes so far, I think that couldn't be further from the truth.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:22
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Writing isn't very good. Could have been an episode of Doctors.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:34
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Yes but the people on there are generally middle-class white Guardian reader types who are sh*t scared of being labled a racist is they dare critisise a show with such a large black cast.
Examples? There's no need to inject a political PC angle into this. It really is just a well written, well shot, well acted drama thus far. Why does anything to do with black people always have to judged outside of its merits? All these imposed dimensions just to watch a drama! Watch the show, see if it's any good. Don't take the prejudices in with you, they are irrelevant. I think it's been excellent so far and very Shane Meadows like. It's a slice of life that rarely gets depicted other than in a cartoonish overacted manner for teens. There's a viewpoint on life in this country that deserves real consideration rather than just Daily Mail condemnation. I think this show is going into this consideration at the same time as providing an interesting story line so far. It's all based on real characters and some real events. It's shot well and shows kids as being kids rather than just the feral screwface baby gangstas of Adulthood, Sket or whatever crappy urban drama emerges next.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:39
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Amen, I live in Hackney and it's a sh!thole, so watching these vile scum on TV holds no interest for me, I can just step outside my front door. What annoys me more is the people who don't want Hackney to be shown in a negative light, as if this kind of thing doesn't happen here and everything is positive and wonderful, what a joke, when it probably does happen more than anywhere else in the country.
I can't stand Nazis but This Is England is one of my favourite movies period. Keep thinking: Art. Reality. Art. Reality. Art. Reality...
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Old 02-11-2011, 13:48
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I'm watching it, but mainly through gritted teeth because of that stupid Jafaicain accent that seems to be popular in the south east of England. In fact, I struggle to understand what they are saying most of the time. The only ones who speak with a 'traditional' cockney accent are the guy whos trying to save the kid from the life of crime, the weed growing pregnant woman, and the old school gangster and his bodyguard who got glassed.
Otherwise its all a load of teeth kissing and wierd vowel sounds. Seriously, do people call the police the Feds? That just makes you sound like a complete helmet.
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Old 02-11-2011, 14:06
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Good series. I especially like that it's being shown over 4 nights as it keeps it very fresh, far better than having to wait 7 days for the next episode.

I live in a large city and, whilst I'm not living in the worst part, I live quite close and this type of life style reflected in this story can be seen quite blatently carrying on.
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